Smith Farm – Camp Upton Building Roof Repaired
In January 2023, repairs were made to the roof of the historic Camp Upton Building on the Smith Farm property.
Smith Farm – Three Fruit Trees Planted
December 2022, three fruit-bearing apple trees planed to the west of the Dutch Gambrel at the Smith Farm. The trees symbolize a spirited new growth for a developing public park. Planted by Henry Leuthardt Nurseries, purchased by Ketcham Inn Foundation.
Keep up with our annual projects and events with our 2022 Havens Ketcham Heritage Area Newsletter!
Ketcham Inn stepping stones
Ketcham Inn was recipient of seven bluestone stepping stones donated by Island Stone of Glen Cove, Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Ketcham Inn site granted Master Gardener status
Ketcham Inn Community Garden was recently designated an approved NYS Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, Master Gardener volunteer site. This designation will allow Master Gardeners to complete annual volunteer hours at the Ketcham Inn. The designation of the Ketcham Inn’s Garden site as an approved CCE Suffolk Master Gardenervolunteer site will further enhance and extend the reach of […]
18th Century Double Leaf Door Restoration
Originally posted January 22, 2021 Update: April 6, 2021 – Installation completed of the south front doors (1710). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Donation of 18th century doors by our master timber framer, Scott W. Brown, were restored by Frank Zambella of Belle Interiors (309 Montauk Hwy, East Moriches, NY 11940). The doors will be hung in the 1710 […]
Propagating Your Own Plants from Seeds
Master Gardener Jane Corrarino noted in the January 2022 Newsletter of The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons
2021 RDLG Foundation Grant
Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc has participated annually at the Longwood Fair for 30 years. Located opposite the front door of the beautiful Smith Estate house at Longwood, we sell local history books, used and antiquarian books for book lovers and book collectors of all kinds. Our primary fundraiser is at the Ketcham Inn Book Barn.
Havens Roof Restoration Grant
For Immediate Release Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Grant to support the John Scudder Havens & Mary Pelletreau Havens Homestead, Center Moriches Roof Restoration Project Moriches Bay Historical Society (MBHS) is very pleased to become a recipient of a $30,000 matching Grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to support the Havens Homestead Roof […]
Hamptons 2021 Vacation Guide
Governor Cuomo Announces 2020 New York State Historic Preservation Awards
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-2020-new-york-state-historic-preservation-awards Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that eleven projects preserving state history, ranging from an eighteenth-century Dutch barn rehabilitation to an artist installation memorializing black lives at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, have received 2020 State Historic Preservation Awards. Created in 1980, the State Historic Preservation Awards are awarded by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation each year to honor excellence in the […]
January 2021, a Corner cupboard, of Conklin-Havens ownership, was transferred from Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages to Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc. As seen on p. 128, item 146 of Long Island is My Nation, by Dean F. Failey (Corner Cupboard, 1725-1750, East Moriches, Pine)
Historic Garden Restoration
Our garden restoration program is ongoing and orchestrated by Dr. Jane Corrarino. She will be doing an overview plan of vegetable and flower gardens appropriate to the 18th century for the Ketcham Inn site. Seed sowing and plant propagation has begun. Jane has worked tirelessly with other Master Gardeners to restore the three gardens on […]
A Visit from the Hunters
On a cold January night, Diane Schwindt hosted five hunters with a hearty meal and a great discussion of their day’s venture. In the Ketcham Inn kitchen of 1693, the men exhibited the culled ducks which were shortly thereafter prepared for freezing for future meals.